In the event of a normal pterygium excision, there is a 1 in 3 chance of the pterygium recurring. In combination with a conjunctival transplant, this risk is reduced to only 5 to 10%.
Treatment is performed under local anaesthetic.
The most common complaint in the weeks after the operation is a gritty feeling in the operated eye. Additional treatments may consist of radiation of the operated zone and/or drugs to prevent scar tissue formation (Mitomycine C) in the operation area.
The various steps of a pterygium operation:
If you want more information, or would like to make an appointment:
Contact us or call 0032 (0)2 741 69 99